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AUTHOR: S. Somasegar | February 16, 2021

(pictured, Vetri Vellore, Ally.io founder and S. Somasegar) Today we are excited to announce our investment in Ally.io. Recently, we wrote about our core investment themes.  Specifically, our investment theme relating to Ally.io is the Future of Work, Workforce and Workplace. Ally.io is an integrated software system for improving business performance using OKRs (objectives, and… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Chris Picardo and Matt McIlwain | February 16, 2021

We are excited to unveil our investment in Ozette Technologies today. Ozette resulted from the marriage of many years of science and software development work performed at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the AI tutorship of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). Their goal is nothing short of helping to discover new… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Alison McCulloch | January 11, 2021

Today, Madrona is happy to announce that Anu Sharma and Daniel Li have been named Partners. Partners at Madrona source and lead deals independently, create strong investment POVs on industry areas, and are leaders in the firm and the broader tech and entrepreneur communities. “Anu and Dan are outstanding team members. They bring their curiosity,… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Alison McCulloch | December 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce the closing our Madrona Venture Fund 8 and Madrona Acceleration Fund 2.  The innovation here is staggering and these funds will go to work for founders and teams from the earliest stages through acceleration stage.  This is the largest raise in Seattle for technology startups and demonstrates the acceleration of… LEARN MORE >

AUTHORS: Hope Cochran and Daniel Li | December 17, 2020

Today we are excited to announce our investment in Rec Room, an online universe where people can play and create games with their friends. We first met Nick Fajt and the founding Rec Room team in 2016 when they were working together at Microsoft. Since then, we have been closely following the growth of Rec… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Alison McCulloch | November 13, 2020

Wow, this was not the 25th year we had envisioned. What this year has done is bring us together and has brought to the forefront how important community is for all of us – individually and as a venture firm. The essay below is an excerpt from a book we produced about the history of… LEARN MORE >


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